Mutant Sock Monkeys

October 11, 2005

MutantSockMonkey

I cannot stay awake for an entire Monday Night Football game. If I plop down in front of a TV late at night I can only last an hour… maybe two before I fall fast asleep. Last nights game was a good one, so I made plans to stay awake for the whole thing.

Before the game started I drove to Walmart and (being secure in my manhood) bought a needle, thread and some buttons. I got a few odd looks from the ladies shopping in the sewing section with me, but I can handle it.

I drove back home, turned on the game, and built this mutant sock monkey while it was on.

I now plan to build an entire army of Monday Night Football Mutant Sock Monkeys. One day, my Monday Night Football Mutant Sock Monkeys and I will RULE THE WORLD Ha Ha Ha Ha…

ha ha… … … … ha… …

eh… … ahem…

…the good news is this did indeed keep me awake for the entire game. I even saw Ben Roethlisberger take the wicked hit to his leg at the end… hope he’s ok… seems to be a pretty good guy…

The Comments

Don Jones

That monkey is juiced! I’m guessing you didn’t follow any Sock Monkey blueprints. Maybe there is a market for VooDoo SocMonkeys. Stick a few pins in this and see if anyone complains.

Dennis Jones

..this is one strong monkey… look at those arms… I wanted to put a hat on him like Socmo… but his head doesn’t seem to want to cooperate…

Don Jones

Has Karen missed her sock yet?

Dennis Jones

I’m not that stupid… that’s one of my old socks… I’m not really wearing green argyles a lot these days…

Don Jones

It appears this sock monkey has nice dental work.

Dennis Jones

…and a somewhat pleasant personality… well… for a mutant sock monkey anyway…

Don Jones

I’m thinking you could name these sock monkeys based on someone from the MNF game like the Madden trailer. Invert his left knee and this could be Big Ben.

Doug Jones

SocMo is in L-O-V-E! He is requesting a phone number for this beauty.

Dennis Jones

867-5309… Tommy Tutone

Andy Smith

Hey How many socks does it take to make a sweet Mutant Sock Monkey?

Dennis Jones

…hmmm… I’m not sure if this is one of those “how many Jones’s does it take to screw in a light bulb” kind of questions or an honest to goodness question question… so I will gamble on it being the latter and say two…

Denis Kabistan

It’s a Jones conspiracy !

Don Jones

I just got back from the all new Liger Shoppe. Man, my head is spinning. So much Liger merchandise to choose from. I think I left my shopping cart on aisle seven…

Dennis Jones

…Don, there is a fine looking yellow man-bag that I think you would look really nice in at the Liger Shop…

Don Jones

You can’t fool me… man bag… yea right. That is your basic female canvas beach book tote. I will wait until it goes on sale.

Tami

Mutant sock monkeys…be very afraid. Do you guys mind if I post a link to your web site on mine…since I already did it? Just wanted to share the joy (and the Liger Shop)!

Dennis Jones

Hi Tami… Nice of you to drop by Brother Jones again… sure, link us up… and post a comment once in a while like you did in the old days so we can raise the level of discourse around this place…

Doug Jones

Tami… I was just checking our records and I think your semi-annual BrotherJones fees are due. pay up.

Don Jones

I checked out Tami’s site and she out-classes us by a mile. She’s got good grammer and spelling and everthing going on. Instead of listing us on the LINKS page… she might want to create a more appropriate DETOUR page to our web uRL.

Doug Jones

URL place, or mine? a little web humor there….

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Skeeter Joins The Team

October 14, 2005

Skeeter

Skeeter Jones joined the Mutant Sock Monkey Covert Operations Unit late last night. Skeeter is a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan and was quite unhappy with the outcome of last evenings playoff game (as you can see from the picture).

The Comments

Doug Jones

I like that cool vest with matching sox… I would think Skeeter would be a big fan of the Blue Sox. I like their cheer…. “argyles will sock ‘em”

Don Jones

I think Skeeter would make a great fundraising mascot for some down and out group… Hey. a down and out group… like us brothers! Skeeter Jones we’re down and we’re blue. Must have been born tired I guess.

Doug Jones

We watched the Wallace and Gromit movie this weekend… really fun! You need to see this on the big screen. I think Skeeter must be from the movie… there were rabbits everywhere, and the lady had these LIPS. Skeeter has the SAME lips… hmmm…..

Fake Fur

April 17, 2006

FakeFur

…staying awake for football…

As some of you may recall, I recently cleaned up my studio, and one of the things I found in it was a piece of fake fur.

I was originally going to attach the fake fur to my hockey goaltenders helmet and strike fear into the hearts of oncoming skaters. This, (of course), was faulty thinking on my part. If you know anything about hockey at all, you know that the only thing a furry goaltenders helmet would do to an opposing player is give him a target to shoot for. A furry goaltenders helmet would also be, (no doubt), very, very hot. So the furry goaltenders helmet idea was scrapped before it was even started and the fur got tossed into a corner in my studio.

Some of you may also remember that in a futile attempt to stay awake all the way to the end of Monday Night Football games this year I took up sewing. I grabbed the fur one night and this bear ended up being the last of my attempts to not fall asleep during a late night NFL game.

Epilogue: Fur once meant to strike terror into the hearts of enemies is now used to bring joy and goodwill to all mankind.

The Comments

Don Jones

If I remember right you had a hard time staying awake because of the crazy, multifaceted Indiana time zones that put the MNF game starting at 2 a.m. or something. Didn’t your Hoosier representatives get a new Daylight savings time issue voted in?

Dennis Jones

…yes, Don, we sure did… Indiana is now officially part of the Eastern Time Zone… except for the parts that are not… they are on Central Time… unfortunately, I am in the part of the state on Eastern time… so a Monday Night Football game starts at 9:00 for me and ends around midnight… I cant even make it thru the second quarter without falling fast asleep…

Doug Jones

SocMo would like to know if BearMo could come over for a play date. They could have a honey ‘n’ tea party! … SocMo is envious of that navel… his is missing you know…

Dennis Jones

…Socmo has too much attitude to hang out with this goody two shoes…

Fan of North (Rock?)

Hey, would you please send the info on how to listen to Pete Jones’ music via the pure volume site? We can get to the pure volume page, but can’t find him or his band on a search… Help, from Europe…

Don Jones

North is bringing fans in from the ends of the earth. I downloaded their two tunes from PureVolume and now have them loaded up for heavy rotation this week.

Jeff

I think a fur hockey mask could be intimidating but you would need to leave the rest of the animal it came from intact just hanging off the side.

Dennis Jones

…Jeff, I was also going to add horns to my furry goaltenders helmet, but I could not figure out a way to make them withstand a 90 mph slap shot…

Dennis Jones

Here’s a link to NorthRock on Pure Volume.

Roballoo

Wowo. I’m impressed. Does this mean you are going to switch your illustration style to 3d now?

Dennis Jones

…3d …4d …whatever it takes…

Don Jones

Nothing like kicking off a vacation week with a moving violation. What’s wrong with rolling through a STOP sign?

Dennis Jones

….yyaAAaahhh… you got a ticket for that? I thought it was ok to do that… at least in Missouri… in the Ozarks…

Don Jones

Yep, sure did. One nice yellow ticket on my way back from Wal-Mart. That was one expensive little trip for Cheeze-Its. I need to find myself a good lawyer and fight this thing all the way TO THE SUPREME COURT!!! My rights have been violated. ( I was turning right.)

Jeff

Just tell the officer, you are a civilian watch dog and you were just checking up on his work ethic.. That did not work for me in Texas but just maybe??

Don Jones

“But officer… as I rounded the corner on two wheels… the other two wheels stopped.”

My Official Weekend Report

February 12, 2007

GreenMo1

…in the laboratory…

GreenMo2

…it’s …ALIVE…

This is my official weekend report as required by the legal division of BrotherJonesOnTheWeb. Why I am the only brother that has to fill one of these forms out, I do not know.

The weather has turned vicious here in Northeastern Indiana, and we are running low on fire wood. This, however, is not a problem for a manly woodcutter like me. I walked into my garage to fire up my manly chain saw only to discover that whoever used it last had knocked the chain off and left the saw in disrepair. I, (of course), was the last person to use my chain saw sometime last summer.

I put the saw back together, (a very manly thing to do), did a cold weather start on it, hiked into the woods behind my house and started cutting lumber. I then drove my SUV back to collect the wood, got it stuck in a snow drift, got it unstuck, and then made several manly trips back and forth picking up wood, hauling wood and stacking wood.

Then I made a sock monkey… another very manly thing to do.

The Comments

Don Jones

This morning on the news they were reporting that burning freshly cut wood from the ice damage was not a good idea. it needs to DRY OUT (for about a year). Otherwise, you are building up some serious creosote in your chimney by burning it. I suggest burning your dirty laundry for heat. Stay warm and cut down on your warshin’ at the same time.

Dennis Jones

sorry, can’t talk now… putting out fire in house…

Dennis Jones

…make that house fire… gotta go…

Don Jones

HOOK UP A HOSE! Better yet…. GRAB THE HOT DOGS and MARSHMELLOWS!!!

Doug Jones

great looking monkey! uh, great looking MANLY sock monkey, that is… I can read the expression on his face… it says, “I wanna move to Florida!” It got down to freezing for a couple of days here and I immediately got tired of winter. I actually had to put a coat on… can you believe it? Two days of cold weather is all I need. No sign of flakes so far. This is all good cuz I don’t have a chainsaw… or woods to go cut down trees in. but we DO have deer that were eating anything green in our flower garden yesterday…

Doug Jones

Hey… I was expecting to see Weasel Boy on the Grammys last night. What happened? Did you get bumped by Sting?

Dennis Jones

…WeaselBoy wasn’t even nominated for anything! …what’s up with that?

WeaselBoy

😦

Dennis Jones

…they’ve been predicting bad weather for us all week and last night our Severe Winter Weather WATCH turned into a Severe Winter Weather WARNING… fortunately, today we are no longer under that warning… we are now under a BLIZZARD Warning… whew!… I think we dodged a bullet on that one…

Dennis Jones

…hmm …they’re saying now that we are going to have white out conditions …I didn’t think they even made white out any longer… I mean, with computers and all, who really needs it anymore? …anyway, I looked out the window to see what was going on, but couldn’t really see anything…

Dennis Jones

…hmm …they just declared a Level 2 Travel Advisory… unless you are an emergency vehicle you will be ticketed if you are on the road driving around… but I am needing a Krispie Kreme Donut right now, REALLY BAD and there are none left in the house… that’s an emergency, isn’t it?

Don Jones

GET IN THE CAR AND GO NOW MAN!!! IF JACK BAUER CAN UNDO NUKLEEAR BOMBS YOU CAN GET TO WAL-MART AND BACK WITH DONUTS!!!

Dennis Jones

…I guess I didn’t realize how simple it is to disarm a nuclear bomb… but after watching Jack disarm one on TV last night I feel pretty confident that I could do it, too, in a pinch… if that situation ever arose here in Huntington… like in my neighborhood or something…

Doug Jones

If you could put one of those Nookier suitcase bombs on your driveway, it would probably get rid of your snow for you… and your neighbor’s snow… and your neighbor’s neighbor’s snow… and ….

Don Jones

Attention my brothers I’m planning on buying a couple of syringes of Sodium Pentothal for you next Christmas.

Doug Jones

oh, goody! I love it when we play “torture the brother!”

Dennis Jones

…I’m thinking Jack is going to have to kill his entire family plus a couple of in-laws to save the world this time…

Don Jones

and the little dog too!!!

Dennis Jones

…NOT TOTO!!!

Doug Jones

how much snow do you have???

Dan Lietha

If those of you in this ice-encased frozen zone are trapped in your house (that hasn’t burnt down from creosote build up in the chimney) and you have to wait for the ice to melt to rejoin civilization, check out this guy’s digital painting info blog: danidraws.com Great info!

Dan Lietha

Correction … check out this GAL’S digital painting web site: danidraws.com OOPS!

Doug Jones

I had just found this site recently myself… great information there!

Doballoo

I see she’s a D. Jones too. That does it I’m changing my name to Doballoo Jones in an attempt to monetize on my nascent illustration career

Dennis Jones

…ok, well now… where are we today? I started shoveling snow at the crack of dawn and did that for most of the morning… how much snow did we get you ask? …pastorally speaking I would have to say we had drifts at least 12 feet high… realistically more like 2 or 3… which is nothing to snuff at when you are shoveling it all by hand… so now I’m trying to catch up on work…

…I noticed the danidraws girls last name is Jones… she’s not a sister I’ve accidentally forgotten about, is she?

Dougaloo

Dougaloo… has a nice ring to it, eh? I don’t recall a sister named Dani… maybe one named Mani would be more like it…

Don Jones

How about our sister Norah? We’ve yet to hear from her since she hit the bigtime…

Huntington Monkey Grams

February 15, 2007

MonkeyGram1

…a special delivery Monkey Gram…

MonkeyGram2

…custom made for Valentine’s Day…

MonkeyGram3

…a rigorous marketing campaign…

Have you ever noticed that every time a holiday rolls around you start hearing on the radio that a really great gift would be a Lobster Gram… or a Pajama Gram… or a Vermont Teddy Bear?

I was teasing my wife the other day telling her that with all the snow we had gotten I wasn’t sure whether her Pajama Gram would arrive in time for Valentines Day or not. She said, “Listen buddy, if I get a Pajama Gram for Valentines Day you’re toast.”

Good thing I got her a Huntington Monkey Gram instead.

The Comments

Dougaloo

I like those long, skinny arms and legs. SocMo would like for this guy to come over to play with him. You can send him along when you ship those unused chips and salsa to me…

Doug Jones

Hmmm… I seem to be going by the name Dougaloo now… just so you don’t get confused. DON”T send it to any other of those LOO guys…

Dennis Jones

…I have been studying SocMo and trying to figure out what gives him his attitude… I think I got it… it’s the sock hat… my next monkey is gettin’ a sock hat…

Doug Jones

of course it’s the hat! you wouldn’t send a sock monkey out in this weather without a had would ya?

Dennis Jones

…word on the street is Huntington Monkey Grams will soon be offering their “aLOO” line of monkeys which features the DougaLOO Salsa Monkey, the DonaLOO No Coffee Monkey and the beloved original, RobaLOO Snuggle Monkey…

Don Jones

There’s nothing on Valentine’s Day that says “I love you” more than a car load of green wood, some stale chips and salsa, and a handcrafted Huntington Monkey Gram! Good job DennyLOO.

Dennis Jones

…who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive an old sock for a Valentines Day present?

Don Jones

It’s thoughtful AND economical!

Skip to my Loo

what about me?

Roballoo

If you wait too long, skipping to the loo is not a good idea.

Sock Cow Tribute

March 2, 20071DougSockCow

… brother Doug’s inspiring artwork…

1SockCow

…my tribute to brother Doug’s inspiring artwork…

Doug recently posted the photo at the top of this page in his section. I was inspired by the way he constructed cow heads and immediately proceeded with an attempt to re-create that look with an old sock.

The Comments

Roballoo

Neato. With the blue spots I’d say it’s part Smurf!

Doug Jones

Cool cow! You got the sock animal thing down. I was going to have a go at a sock creature… but spent the weekend on TAXES… I HATE when that happens…. I was wondering… what kind of milk you would get from a sockcow… sake?

Dennis Jones

…I’m afraid this cow is a milk dud…

Doug Jones

I wonder how much we can MILK this post? Another 20 comments or so? Say… where do you get your sox? I am at a disadvantage since I only have white sox that I wear with my tennies…

Dennis Jones

…I get socks out of my closet… I have a bunch of old work socks that I hate to wear because the elastic at the top quit working… because of their insubordination, they are becoming sock animals at an alarming rate… that’ll teach ‘em…

Doug Jones

that’s my problem, then… I never work in socks

Roballoo

Doug ~ for next year’s taxes I suggest investing in the Sock Market udderwise the the government will milk you for everything you’ve got.

Doug Jones

good idea… I’m going to put everything I have into argyles…

Don Jones

Them dang revenuers will sock it to you every time.

Roballoo

Apparently your cow would have been censored back in the day.

Dennis Jones

…that’s udderly preposterous…

Captain, My Captain

April 30, 2007

CpnAmercaRuft

…manipulating shapes…

CpnAmerca

…homage to the Captain…

CpnAmercaBak

…wondering what happened to Tennille…

The other day I started thinking that there must be something more I could do with an old sock than just sew buttons on it, so I started experimenting with manipulating shapes. Several episodes of 24, Lost and Amazing Race later, presto… a tribute to the late Captain America.

The Comments

Don Jones

Fantastico! From the looks of the 3 sock manipulation images… this is a pretty large piece.

Dennis Jones

…two feet tall if he stands on his tippy toes…

Keegan Jones

Wow, that is AMAZING!

Nick Jones Everybody

A new personal best I would say…

JEFF

Superman could be crippled by Kryptonite,, Your Cpt. America can be brought to his knobby little knees by……a moth?? Spray the little guy with black flag so he can become a family keepsake.. Nice Work!!

N.H.

Kool! Is he wearing braces?

Pete Jones

reallllllll nice

Doug Jones

way cool! You know you have really done something special when family members actually post a comment about it. you are the sock master!

Doug Jones

did you find these socks at Wally World? Surely you don’t have red, white and blue socks laying around

Roballoo

This is great! I want to learn sockmonkey making now (I did before but even more sew now 🙂

Dennis Jones

…I hate to make myself sound any more pathetic than I already do, but in answer to the, “where do you get the socks” question… Salvation Army and the Goodwill Center…

Doug Jones

how pathetic can you get?…

Dennis Jones7

…sigh…

Don Jones

Den, you say this is a tribute to the good Captain.. does that mean he has “gone on to his reward?” I didn’t hear of his passing.

Dennis Jones

…well, I think we will need to call in our resident expert on this for an official answer to your question, Don… (the bat signal is now shining into the night sky calling out to our brother-in-law Craig for a ruling on this) …I think they killed him off in the comic book, but I’m not sure…

Doug Jones

did he eat some of that bad dog food from China?

Dennis Jones

…I think it was something like that… the Captain was complaining about having to sing that “Love Will Keep Us Together” song with Tennille again and I think she might have slipped a little of that tainted dog food into his Chex Mix…

…where’s Craig, anyway? …he’s usually pretty prompt to answer the bat signal… we are really needing some answers here…

Doug Jones

he’s resting his eyes….

Don Jones

I will attempt to contact him on the “Schutt phone”.

craig schutt

Sorry it took so long to answer the “Schutt phone.” My body is trying to recooperate from a two-week marathon coloring spree (had to finish the last three issues of “Welcome to Holsom” in record time).

Anyway, yes Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is indeed dead. As dead as a super-hero can be—certainly more dead than Superman was back in ‘92. In other words, there’s a rotting corpse and they’ve shown it to us. Of course, there’s also this reality-altering contraption called the Cosmic Cube that could conceivably bring Mr. Rogers back…but I digress.

He was shot on the court house steps by his ex-girlfriend and Shield agent Sharon Carter, who was being mind controlled by Cap’s old arch-enemy, The Red Skull. Cap was under arrest for leading an insurrection against a US government plan to force all super-heroes to register as government-sanctioned agents.

In spite of the obvious convolution, Cap’s death was the best written demise in comics-ever. I mourn his passing, but also realize that much like last night’s chili dog-he will be back.

Dennis Jones

…you mean to tell me he started fighting Nazi’s in the 40’s, then fought crime for another 50 years and then gets shot by his girlfriend? …you would think he might have seen that one coming… I say fire up that Cosmic Cube and bring back Mr. Rogers Neighborhood… that was a cutting edge show…

craig schutt

Come to think of it…we never saw Mr. Roger’s corpse. Maybe he’s not really dead…

Doug Jones

I have a time machine I got from Napoleon Dynamite that I’ll let you use. You can go back in time and warn Cappy to duck…

Dennis Jones

…no thanks… I’m still not the same from the last time I borrowed it…

Don Jones

So, let’s see how this figures out… Sharon Carter is to Steve Rogers as Chloe Page is to Morris O’Brien. Jack Bauer is also under arrest by the US government so I wouldn’t put it past him to cap Morris. This all ties together… some how.

craig schutt

Where’s Chuck Norris when you need him?

Doug Jones

he is resting his eyes…

Doug Jones

it’s a BrotherJones trend that is sweeping the nation!

Dennis Jones

…I’m making Chuck Norris out of a sock next!

Don Jones

I’m off to Orlando for the Spidey movie debut. Not really.

craig schutt

Lord willing and the creek don’t rise (it’s rained for the past three days), Marsha and I are going to see Spider-Man 3 tomorrow afternoon. Woo-hoo!

Dennis Jones

…you guys might want to check with Chuck Norris before you go and make sure it’s alright with him… you wouldn’t want to get him mad at you for some reason…

Dennis Jones

..yep, that Chuck Norris is quite a guy… he was originally cast as the main character in the hit tv show 24, but was replaced by the producers when he managed to kill every terrorist and save the day in 12 minutes and 37 seconds…

Roballoo

I used to say, “Only Bucky dies forever.” But I guewss they even brought him back. Sigh.

Jeff

Leave Chuck alone….He’s busy keeping Texas safe from really bad actors!

Nick Jones Everybody

Chuck Norris doesn’t sleep… He waits…

Chuck Norris counted to infinity. Twice.

Chuck Norris doesn’t believe in Germany.

Keegan Jones

Yeah, I saw Spiderman 3 this weekend. Great movie. Kirsten Dunst has my phone. Why did nobody tell me it was a chick phone???

craig schutt

The only hurdle Spidey 3 couldn’t jump this weekend was high expectations for a movie that could have been better than Spidey 2. Could have been, but wasn’t/isn’t. I didn’t think this third film was nearly as good, story-wise, as the second. But so what? It was still wall-to-wall wallcrawling fun and well worth the price of admission! And I like your phone, Keegan…

Dennis Jones

…oh, by the way Keegan… you’ve got a girlie phone… just thought I’d tell ya…

Purple Sock Monster

May 14, 2007

PurpleMonster1

…a very scary monster…

PurpleMonster2

…using the litter box…

This creature has absolutely no relationship to that purple dinosaur Barney. This is an extremely scary purple sock monster named Cousin Eddie. No relation to Barney. Well… they might be cousins… not sure…

The Comments

Doug Jones

is this Barney? It looks like Barney. I think it is Barney. Barney, Barney, Barney… You have moved on to the next level with this one! I like those little arms and the ears. I’m guessing you got some kind of wire in those arms?…

Don Jones

Where are these multi-colored socks coming from? Have you set up a big pot in the yard to dye your socks?

Dennis Jones

Doug… no wires, just socks and thread…

Don… Salvation Army…

D.H… he’s already in my sketchbook…

Don Jones

Dennis, did you get a Sock Sewing Kit from Barnes & Noble to get your creations kick started? I saw one there last week for about $20… “Make Sock Puppets… Be popular!”

Dennis Jones

…if it’s the book I think you are talking about, that’s what got me started doing this… it had never crossed my mind to make stuff out of socks… it’s a really fun book…

Doug Jones

hey… I got that kit at B&N a couple months ago and am hoping to make my first creature… … don’t hold your breath…

Don Jones

I’d be happy if I could simply find two socks that match.

jeff

Quick call Captain America before that thing reaches water and overwhelms your home.. A thing like that can get out of control..

Roballoo

Bro. Don ~ I wouldn’t be too surprised to find any missing socks in the possession of Bro. Dennis.

Don Jones

As soon as I get my socks warshed and out of the tub, then hung on da line… they disappear.

kamal98

hey men nice tablet (wacom) i have one also, not as fanncy as yours though. oh nice socks thing “ya nice”

Flying Sock Monkey

June 11, 2007

FlyingSocMo1FlyingSocMo2

Those creepy flying monkeys in the Wizard Of Oz really freaked me out when I was a kid so they eventually had to become a subject for me to explore with socks.

The Comments

Don Jones

CREeeeePy. I love those two-tone eyeballs and the assorted teeth make this one scary minkey.

Doug Jones

Great monkey! Hey… I’m ready to attend the Dennis Jones sock creature making workshop. What are the dates on that again?…

Dennis Jones

…I believe my staff is currently taking reservations for the 1st Annual SocMo High Stakes Invitational Sewing Clinic to be held later this summer in southwest Missouri…

Doug Jones

I’ll be there. Is the theme of this years’ clinic “Sock it to me?”

Don Jones

I smell SockAPaLooZa 2007 in the plen aire.

Nick Jones Everybody

Looks like a good housewarming gift to me….

Dennis Jones

…flying monkeys don’t like hot tubs… will this be a problem at your house?

Don Jones

Is Nick soaking in hot tubs now? He is living the life of luxury… high on the hog…golf every afternoon… steak every night…

Dennis Jones

…that’s all about to change…

Don Jones

Has Nick joined the French Foreign Legion?

Dennis Jones

…Nick is supposed to close on a house on friday… he might have been better off joining the French Foreign Legion… they make some mighty fine toast… and fries…

Nick Jones Everybody

The hot tub is a go for sure. You need to start making waterproof sock monkeys….

Don Jones

Congratulations are in order all around! As a house warming gift…. there’s a couple of Brother Jones cardboard coasters for you Nick if you wanna come get ‘em.

Dennis Jones

…REAL cardboard coasters, Eddie?

…only the best, Clark…

Don Jones

and get yourself a little something while you’re at it …

Nick Jones Everybody

Excellent, they will work well on the party porch. Maybe I’ll pick them up next month and watch a little Fed Up Cup action…

Don Jones

Watch?!! Bring your sticks and play… (provided you buy enough points and snacks for everybody.)

Dennis Jones

…you definitely would see action at the Fed Up Cup, just not very much golf…

Don Jones

The golf plays second fiddle to the eating and bad jokes.

Dennis Jones

…my golf game is really lacking good snacks…

Don Jones

It continually amazes me how your single weekly posts rack up 20+ comments. We need to move you to the Jones Mart greeter position… and fast.

Doug Jones

I’ve done a pretty good job of keeping my shelves stocked this week… how a bout a raise?

Dennis Jones

…Doug, …cleanup in isle 9 …chop, chop…

Don Jones

Because they have played for over 20 years and still STINK. But on the other hand… they also tend to over eat and swing with a really tight stomach.

Little Blue

June 20, 2007

BlueDog1

…sit, Blue, sit… good boy…

BlueDog2

…roll over, Blue, roll over… atta boy… good job…

BlueDog3

…whoa, come back here, Blue… uhm… good dog…

I got a new dog. I’m teaching him some tricks. He’s really smart. I think he has a diploma from SMSU. The good thing about Little Blue is that he’s such a low maintenance dog… which is pretty much what I’m looking for at this point in life.

The Comments

Doug Jones

I like that wooly texture on old Blue. He must have eaten a lot of that cheap, Chinese dog food to round off his teeth like that… How many hours did it take to make him?

Don Jones

I’d trade our high maintenance Lola on this little feller in a snap! I like that hot pink tongue.

Keegan Jones

Seriously, that is awesome. I’d buy one. Time to open up the Brother Jones chinese manufacturing plant.

Don Jones

I don’t think that is made out of socks. I suspect your lovely wife is missing a sweater or something.

Dennis Jones

…hey, I’m checking in from Grand Rapids, Michigan… NickJonesEverybody was up here filming some big hooha, so I drove up to see him and let him fix my laptop which I had kinda messed up… I also let him set up some FTP software I needed and then let him show me how it worked… after that I let him buy me dinner… and let him share his hotel room with me… man, when is that kid going to quit depending on me for everything…

Don Jones

That made me laugh… The Jones Brothers are pathetic… thankyouverymuch.

Doug Jones

It seems that the next generation Joneses are the Geek Squad for BrotherJones. it’s a good thing…

Don Jones

That is a correct analysis Ouglas. I am happy to report I lost my keys at work yesterday… After about an hour of searching i found them in an upper cabinet where I keep paper and books. Can you say early signs of dementia?

From the dementia website: Things to look for: Memory loss- Repeating the same thing over and over- Difficulty naming items- Losing things or getting lost more often (DING DING DING… we have a winner!) You may also see changes in the way they behave. These changes may become more pronounced with time. Your loved one may have a hard time with other tasks: Using the phone (I can’t figure them out anymore) Dressing appropriately ( I wear plaid and stripes together… is this a problem?) Planning or preparing meals (I have SlimFast with Ho Ho’s) Playing a game (You already know about my golf game…)

Dennis Jones

…I’m back from Michigan… while there I noticed a fabric store having a sale and found the thread I use for sock animals on sale for half price so I got five spools and went to the checkout counter where the lady says, “what do you do with all this upholstery thread?” and I said, “I sew up animals” and she said, “well, I guess you need pretty strong thread to do that”…

Don Jones

She thought you were a vet.

Doug Jones

Dennis fought in the big war…

Dennis Jones

…then I wandered into the Salvation Army Store across the street and asked the lady in there if they had any socks… she glanced around the store once and said, “I don’t know… I don’t work here”…

Don Jones

I’m telling you all, it’s dementia setting in.
I’m telling you all, it’s dementia setting in.

Dennis Jones

…then I went into a comic shop and found a comic I kinda liked but had never heard of before so I asked the guy running the store if he knew anything about this new comic and he said, “only that I don’t care for it at all”… oh… thanks so much for your help…

Roballoo

Did the Salvation Army Store have any ties? Great dogie btw, but does it prove you’ve been watching too many episodes of Blue’s Clues?

Jeff

I think we will someday see Dennis Jones Sock animals on Antique Roadshow.. This one will be from his “Blue Period” HA!